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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
A wind advisory is in effect through the morning with high temperatures only reaching the mid 40s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your Monday outlook, up next.
But first we have a few school announcements to pass along.
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[take schooltouch fs] Halifax Christian School is closed today because of a power outage. Highland County schools are on a 2 Hour delay this morning. And Pocahontas County schools are running 2 hours late.
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Trees and power lines were no match against gusting winds reaching more than 50 miles an hour in our viewing area.


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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

In many areas, large trees could not stand up to the force, and a number of roads were blocked. Some houses suffered damage, or had close calls. At last report, 7-thousand customers in Virginia were without power, with many scattered outages reported.
But most of them appear to be small and localized. Fieldale was the hit hardest.
4- thousand customers are still in the dark this morning. A-E-P officials say it could be tomorrow evening before power is restored to all customers.
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[7-11City-Budget]


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Roanoke City Manager Darlene Burcham says the budget debate in Richmond is having an effect on how city officials are planning for the next year.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday]

During a financial planning session on Friday, Burcham told members of council that this will be another challenging budget year. And she said the continuing budget stalemate in Richmond, isn't making things any easier.
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[SOT - 19:26:54]
[IN Q=Local revenue growth...]

((DARLENE BURCHAM/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: LOCAL REVENUE GROWTH HAS BEEN STEADY, AND WE'VE BEEN PLEASED WITH THE CONSISTENCY OF LOCAL REVENUES. BUT EACH YEAR FOR THE LAST FOUR YEARS, AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S GOING TO CONTINUE, WE'VE HAD TO EXPERIENCE REDUCTIONS IN ANTICIPATED STATE REVENUE, WHICH MEANS WE HAVE TO TIGHTEN OUR BELT THAT MUCH MORE.))
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City Council will begin detailed budget discussions soon, in order to approve a new spending plan later this Spring.
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Some Alleghany Highland officials are hoping to raise enough money to start construction on their project by the fall.

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[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.;]

The Alleghany Highlands Y-M-C-A is trying to raise 6-point-1 million dollars to build a new 30-thousand square foot facility. More than 3-and-a-half million has already been raised for construction and debt service payments. "The Y" will be located next to the new middle school in Low Moor on property donated from the school board.
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((TAMMY STEPHENSON/ALLEGHANY HIGHLANDS YMCA PRESIDENT; WE'VE HAD SITE WORK DONATED TO US, WE'VE HAD DONATIONS THROUGH THE PRIVATE SECTOR, THE PUBLIC SECTOR, THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS HAVE COME TO BAT FOR THIS PROJECT, SO WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT IT, AND WE HOPE TO START DIGGING IN OCTOBER ))
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YMCA officials expect construction will take about a year to complete, and hope to open the doors of the new facility in the Fall of 2005.


[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Partly cloudy and windy today.
The winds should die down by this afternoon.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast, coming up.
But first we have a few school announcements to pass along.
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[take schooltouch fs] Halifax Christian School is closed today because of a power outage. Highland County schools are on a 2 Hour delay this morning. And Pocahontas County schools are running 2 hours late.

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Wind gusts reaching more than 50 miles an hour knocked down trees and power lines throughout the viewing area.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

In many areas, large trees could not stand up to the force, and a number of roads were blocked. Some houses suffered damage, or had close calls. At last report, 7-thousand customers in Virginia were without power, with many scattered outages reported.
But most of them appear to be small and localized. Fieldale was the hit hardest.
4- thousand customers are still in the dark this morning. A-E-P officials say it could be tomorrow evening before power is restored to all customers.
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[55-11Henry-Administrator]


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Former Henry County administrator Sid Clower is due back in court today.
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[SUPER=@file; ]

According to court documents, Clower is expected to plead guilty to federal charges. At this point, no word on what Clower will plead to. He's facing charges of mail fraud and lying on his taxes from 1997 to 2001. Clower had been scheduled to stand trial in a federal court in Danville, but the proceeding was changed. His hearing is set for 10 o'clock this morning in Roanoke.
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[55-11Car-Show]


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A local organization hoped to drive home an important point this weekend at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Some of the best cars on the east coast were on display for the 24th annual Muscular Dystrophy Association's car show.
Hundreds of people turned out to take a look at everything from speed cars to custom- built motorcycles. The event is organized by the Roanoke Valley Charity Car Show Committee and is expected to raise nearly 30- thousand dollars. Organizers say they're happy to see more young people getting involved.
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((DAVE WOOD/ORGANIZER: YOU SEE THE OLD CARS, THE 60S, THE 50S, THE 40S, ANTIQUES THAT TYPE OF THING, BUT WE HAVE A NEW GENERATION OF KIDS OUT THERE WHO ARE REALLY GETTING INTO IT AND ENJOYING THEIR CARS TOO AND WE WELCOME THEM HERE AT THE MDA CAR SHOW. YOU'LL SEE SOME OF THE VEHICLES HERE THAT ARE THE STREET TUNERS THAT YOU SEE OUT THERE, INTRICATE. I MEAN THEY'RE JUST BEAUTIFUL TOO.))
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Most of the money raised stays in central and southwest Virginia and goes toward research, health care services and summer camp. Thousands of Americans are affected by neuromuscular diseases. The MDA has already found the causes of more than 40 of those diseases and are hopeful cures will be found in the near future.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
A wind advisory is in effect, with winds blowing anywhere from 20 to 30 miles an hour.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day outlook, coming up.

But first we have a few school announcements to pass along.
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[take schooltouch fs]
Halifax Christian School is closed today because of a power outage.
Highland County schools are on a 2 Hour delay this morning.
And Pocahontas County schools are running 2 hours late.




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Winds of more than 50 miles an hour knocked down trees and power lines throughout the viewing area.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

In many areas, large trees could not stand up to the force, and a number of roads were blocked. Some houses suffered damage, or had close calls. At last report, 7-thousand customers in Virginia were without power, with many scattered outages reported.
But most of them appear to be small and localized. Fieldale was the hit hardest.
4- thousand customers are still in the dark this morning. A-E-P officials say it could be tomorrow evening before power is restored to all customers.
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[8-VOBHubb-Lighting]


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Union workers for Hubbell Lighting will not be on the picket line this morning, even though they voted yesterday NOT to accept the company's proposed contract.
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All 230 members of the local union turned out to discuss the conditions of Hubbell Lighting's proposed contract.
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The union overwhemingly voted the contract down, but will return to work as scheduled. Hubbell Lighting manufactures outside, sport and industrial lighting and employs more than 300 people in the New River Valley.
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Union president Jim Waddell says he hopes to sit down with the company soon and work out an agreement.


[8-11City-Budget]


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The budget debate in Richmond is trickling down to the local government. Leaders in Roanoke say the budget debate is having an effect on how they plan for the next year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday]

During a financial planning session on Friday, Roanoke City Manager Darlene Burcham told members of council that this will be another challenging budget year. And she said the continuing budget stalemate in Richmond, isn't making things any easier.
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[SOT - 19:26:54]
[IN Q=Local revenue growth...]

((DARLENE BURCHAM/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER; LOCAL REVENUE GROWTH HAS BEEN STEADY, AND WE'VE BEEN PLEASED WITH THE CONSISTENCY OF LOCAL REVENUES. BUT EACH YEAR FOR THE LAST FOUR YEARS, AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S GOING TO CONTINUE, WE'VE HAD TO EXPERIENCE REDUCTIONS IN ANTICIPATED STATE REVENUE, WHICH MEANS WE HAVE TO TIGHTEN OUR BELT THAT MUCH MORE.))
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[OUT Q=that much more.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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City Council will begin detailed budget discussions soon, in order to approve a new spending plan later this Spring.